Once you’ve decided to move your things into storage, the next step is to figure out how you will pack things correctly. Many of us have made the mistake of going to local liquor stores or grocery stores, only to find that they break down boxes almost as soon as they receive them. If they do save boxes, they typically are a variety of different sizes, somewhat damaged, or contaminated with bugs or food residue.
Buying boxes may seem at first to be an unnecessary expense, but the purchase is certainly worth the investment if it safely preserves your belongings. The total number of needed boxes can be purchased in one trip, rather than hunting from store to store and relying on what’s available. When choosing box sizes, keep in mind not just what they can store, but how easy they will be to transport. Choose smaller boxes for books and heavy items, and larger boxes for linens and clothing.